Blue Collar Student
Are part time jobs good or bad for a student? This is an interesting question
that pertains to almost half of all high school students. Jobs provide students with
many different qualities but at what cost? This will be the topic of discussion in this
Part time jobs are as common to students as mooing is to cows. Many
students find it necessary to have a job after school and during the summer. One
benefit of having a job is it builds character in oneself. Having a responsibility at
work and working with others builds ones leadership and teamwork abilities.
Students also have the ability to earn some extra money to help pay for a car
and the insurance required to drive it. It also allows students to get a sense of
independence as they are not always relying on mom and dad to give them money.
For example, your friend Jim has a job making sundaes at dairy queen. Jim works
about 24 hours a week and makes $4.50 an hour. At the end of that week , Jim has
$80 that he can call his own. Jim could go to the movies, buy a new pair of shoes,
or do whatever he wants to do with it. Jim worked hard for his money and after all,
it is his money. Another alternative to spending this hard earned money is to save it
in a bank and use it for college.
This is all fine and dandy but what about school and the homework teachers
send home. If a student does have a part time job when will he get this work done.
Part time jobs can take away the precious time that students need to study and do
homework. Let's just say for instance...